Battle of the Year? Definitely not. Chris Brown’s dancing flick bombed big time at the box office this weekend. Even though it opened in over 2,000 theaters and had the cache of Brown and Josh Holloway as the marquee names, it only managed to bring in an embarrassing $5 million. With bad reviews rolling in, I highly doubt it’ll recoup it’s relatively small budget of $20 million. Better stick to your day job Breezy.

On the flip side, Prisoners rode rave reviews to the top. With a two and a half hour run time, disturbing themes, and premise not being based on known source material, the film overcame its obstacles with solid results. The Hugh Jackman-Jake Gyllenhaal kidnapping tale opened to an estimated $21.4 million. With an A- CinemaScore, the drama should enjoy relatively small declines in the coming weeks.

The other new release this weekend, wasn’t very new at all. The Wizard of Oz was re-released in 3D/IMAX format and managed to pull in an additional $3 million to its lifetime total. Pretty impressive given it was only in about 300 theaters and almost matched Chris Brown’s film’s take. LOL. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.

Box Office Numbers: September 20-22, 2013

  • 1. Prisoners: $21,430,000 (opening)
  • 2. Insidious Chapter 2: $14,500,000 ($60,855,000 total)
  • 3. The Family: $7,000,000 ($25,641,000 total)
  • 4. Instructions Not Included: $5,700,000 ($34,262,000 total)
  • 5. Battle of the Year: $5,000,000 (opening)
  • 6. We’re the Millers: $4,670,000 ($138,176,000 total)
  • 7. The Butler: $4,304,000 ($106,452,000 total)
  • 8. Riddick: $3,700,000 ($37,200,000 total)
  • 9. The Wizard of Oz (IMAX): $3,022,000 (opening)
  • 10. Planes: $2,861,000 ($86,543,000)